Page 31: of Maritime Reporter Magazine (October 15, 1980)
The Senator Eastland is off to a new fuel-efficient start thanks to the GE diesel engine
Congratulations, Brent Towing Company!
The Senator Eastland towboat begins a new decade of fuel- efficient service with GE 12-cylinder diesel engines. According to Lea Brent, President, Brent Marine Supply, "repowering of the Senator Eastland with GE engines is expected to result in a $6 to 10 million fuel savings over the vessel's life."
The GE engine—a vital part of Senator Eastland and the decades of fuel-efficient service it will provide. For more information, contact Manager, Diesel Power Products, General
Electric Company, Erie, PA 16531, (814) 455-5466 or Brent
Marine Supply, Greenville, MS, (601) 378-2200 or 378-9100.
This prediction results from a fuel efficiency improvement of 21% achieved by replacing the original roots blown engine with a 4-cycle turbocharged design enhanced by improvements to the intercoolers, exhaust system, pistons, liners, and tur- bochargers. Also incorporated in the engine are features which improve reliability and reduce operating costs. For mainte- nance simplicity, the engine allows easy accessibility and maximum standardization.
GE DIESEL ENGINE FUEL SAVINGS ESTIMATE
Time Period - 20 Years
Fuel Consumption - 1.000.000 Gals./Yr. 1980 Fuel Price - 90c Per Gallon 4 6 8
Total Savings - Dollars In Millions